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    SOA Bhubaneswar Latest News & Updates 2023

    • Bhubaneswar (Odisha)
    • Deemed to be University
    • Approved by : UGC, AICTE, NBA, NABL, NABH, ICAR, NAAC, ABET
    Mar 30, 2023 6:58PM IST

    SOA Organizes Virtual Conference on Green Technology

    Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan has organized a Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on ‘New Research Methodologies on Tourism’. The aim of the programme was to uplift the tourism sector, which has been severely hit by the Covid-19 outbreak. The Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism – SOA, has organized the FDP. Vice-Chancellor of the Central University of Odisha, Professor I Ramabrahmam took part in the programme and expressed his ideas.

    Almost 20 eminent scholars from different parts of the country took part in the FDP. Over 120 participants from different organizations within India and abroad have also participated in the programme.

    Some of the prominent organizations that took part in the FDP were National University – Bangladesh, CIPET, OSEPA, IHM, Bihar Rural Livelihood Promotion Society etc.

    Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (Deemed-to-be-University) has organized a virtual conference on Green Technology and Smart City recently. It was a two-day international conference where experts from different parts of the world converged online to discuss various topics related to electrical power engineering, advanced computing and communication engineering. Top researchers and academicians from reputed international universities such as Sejong University – South Korea, University of Teramo – Italy and Concordia University – Canada participated in the conference.

    Professor Bidyadhar Subudhi of IIT Goa provided an overview of control of the micro-grid system, explained disturbed control and pointed out challenges with regard to the topic.

    Different sessions took place as a part of the conference on August 13 & 14. The conference played a vital role in bringing academicians, researches and scientists together to discuss their ideas.

    SOA Researchers Help Identify 75 Variants of Covid-19 Strain

    The researchers of medical faculty of Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan – Institute of Medical Sciences & SUM Hospital have played a vital role in helping CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology to identify 73 novel variants of Covid-19 strain. This is the first of its kind of research in India, and it is a remarkable achievement for the SOA researchers.

    The researchers carried out the sequencing of 1,536 samples, which include 752 clinical samples that reported two lineages B.1.112 and B.1.99. The Lead Investigator of this research was Dr. Jayashankar Das, Director (Research Wing) – Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital of SOA.

    The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research supported the research team of SOA in coming up with the most advanced COVIDSeq technology for the first time in the world. With this research, India emerged as the best country to complete the first field validation. The data with regard to the same has been released online.

    Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan Students Win Smart India Hackathon 2020

    Students of Institute of Technical Education & Research (ITER) – Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan have achieved a milestone by winning the Smart India Hackathon (SIH) 2020. A team comprising of six students of ITER has won the contest by providing a solution to eradicate crime through digital means. MHRD organizes SIH every year, and the 2020 edition took place in online mode due to Covid-19 pandemic.

    The Bureau of Police Research and Development gave the problem statement, and the team was asked to provide solutions for Community Oriented Policing/ Digital Policing.

    The team X-Legion Coders qualified for SIH 2020 by participating in an internal competition conducted by SOA in February. The grand finale of SIH 2020 was conducted from August 01 to 03, 2020.

    First and second-year students of Computer Science and Engineering and CSI were the members of the team. The team has been awarded Rs. 1 Lakh.  The team members were –

    • Ankita Satapathy
    • Abhinaba Ray
    • Sourab Bera
    • Ellore Mehena
    • Priotam Kar
    • G. Madhabananda Patra

    The project was jointly guided by faculty members Dr. Satyabrata Maity and Dr. Bharat Jyoti Ranjan Sahoo. Prof. Debahuti Mishra, Head of the department of CSE, guided and encouraged the students to achieve the laurels.

    SOA Honoured with 'Most Revered University' Award by Times

    Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan Deemed to be University, was recently awarded as the ‘Most Revered University in Eastern India’ by the Times of India, at the prestigious Times Business Awards 2020.    

    The university’s Registrar Prof. Bibhuti Bhushan Pradhan collected the award on behalf of the institute at an award ceremony from Bollywood star Shri Anil Kapoor. 

    SOA is ranked 24th in the country by NIRF - National Institutional Ranking Framework of the HRD Ministry. It has the faculties of engineering and technology, dental sciences, medical sciences, hospitality and tourism management, management, legal studies, pharmaceutical sciences, nursing, and agricultural sciences.  

    SOA Launches New Healthcare Facility - SUMUM

    Siksha 'O' Anusandhan recently launched the newly established SUM Ultimate Medicare (SUMUM), which is a one-stop, multi-super specialty quarternary hospital that was thrown open to the public on 29th February 2020.

    SUMUM, one of the largest in eastern India, will offer a variety of comprehensive healthcare services including emergency care, advanced surgical procedures, heart care, diagnostic imaging, rehabilitation services and maternity care for a broad range of medical conditions in more than 30 specialties with each specialty led by a team of experienced  medical care professionals.

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    NEET Most Important Topics 2023
    March 30, 2023 0:58 PM

    NEET 2023 Most Important Topics: Physics, Chemistry and Biology

    The list of NEET 2023 Most Important Topics includes all major areas of the NEET syllabus to be covered. Candidates appearing for the NEET exam on May 7, 2023 may particularly focus their energy on the given topics, for the goal of securing high marks. The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is one of the most competitive medical entrance exams in India, with lakhs of students appearing every year.
    To succeed in NEET 2023, it is essential to have a clear understanding of the exam pattern, syllabus, and the most important chapters to focus on. With the exam just around the corner, students must start preparing for NEET 2023 by prioritizing the most critical topics that are likely to be asked in the exam. In this article, we will discuss the NEET 2023 most important topics that every NEET aspirant must focus on to increase their chances of success. We will also provide tips and strategies to help students prepare effectively for these topics and score high in the upcoming NEET 2023 exam.

    What to do Before Knowing NEET 2023 Most Important Topics?

    Preparing for the NEET exam can be overwhelming, especially if you are unsure of which chapters to focus on for each subject. While it's essential to know the most important chapters for each subject, there are some pre-processes that candidates should consider before diving into the most important chapters of NEET 2023.

    First and foremost, candidates must familiarize themselves with the NEET 2023 syllabus. Without understanding the syllabus, it will be challenging to determine where to start studying for the NEET exam. Experts suggest that candidates should study the most important chapters of NEET 2023 from the NCERT books as every question in the medical entrance exam would be asked based on the concepts covered in the NCERT books.

    During NEET UG 2023 preparation, candidates should prioritize the most important chapters while considering the chapter-wise weightage that needs to be covered. In the early stages of preparation, focusing on the most important chapters of NEET will help aspirants to organize and separate the syllabus and topics for preparation easily.

    By following these pre-processes, candidates can streamline their NEET exam preparation, making it more manageable and effective. Knowing the important chapters, focusing on the NCERT books, and prioritizing the most important chapters will help aspiring medical professionals to succeed in the NEET 2023 exam.

    NEET 2023 Exam Overview

    As per the latest exam pattern of NEET, candidates will be provided with more internal choices. There will be a total of 200 questions out of which, candidates will have to answer 180 questions. As you know, the paper is divided into three sections, namely – Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The syllabus for NEET UG is primarily based on what students have been taught in Grades 11th & 12th. However, with such an extensive syllabus, it may seem very hard for students to analyze the important chapter for NEET. Keeping this in mind, we have prepared a list of all weightage-wise NEET UG 2023 important topics so you know which ones to prioritize while revising. 

    NEET 2023 Most Important Topics

    Check out the most important topics of NEET UG that will help you fetch a good score. The subject-wise and chapter-wise questions along with the percentage are tabulated below: 

    NEET 2023 Most Important Topics Biology

    Biology carries the maximum weightage as it comprises 90 questions in NEET 2023, of which you get 40-50 questions from Botany and the remaining 40-50 questions from Zoology. The table below shows a detailed description of Class 11 & 12 chapters for each of Botany and Zoology:

    List of BAMS Colleges Accepting NEET 2023 Score - Check Fee Details Here
    March 30, 2023 0:55 PM

    List of BAMS Colleges Accepting NEET 2023 Score - Check Fee Details Here

    List of BAMS Colleges Accepting NEET 2023 Score: Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of medicine, is gaining popularity worldwide due to its holistic approach towards health and wellness. Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) is an undergraduate degree program that trains students to become ayurvedic practitioners. BAMS programs cover various subjects such as Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Microbiology, Forensic Medicine, Surgery, and Obstetrics. The program also includes specialized subjects related to ayurveda such as Ayurvedic Philosophy, Ayurvedic Pharmacology, Panchakarma, and Clinical Practice. With the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) being the primary gateway for medical admissions in India, many BAMS colleges now require NEET scores for admission. Therefore, aspirants need to know which BAMS colleges are accepting NEET scores for the academic year 2023. In this article, we will provide a comprehensive list of BAMS colleges in India that accept NEET 2023 scores, enabling students to make informed decisions when applying for admissions. 

    Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)

    Bachelors of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) is a 5.5-year undergraduate course that deals with the holistic learning and practice of ancient Ayurvedic medicine and treatment, covering many important topics such as Physiology, Modern Anatomy, Pharmacology, History of Ayurveda, and Panchakarma. Besides four and a half years of classroom education, BAMS also involves a mandatory 1-year internship to train students with hands-on experience.  

    Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) – Course Highlights 

    Candidates seeking admission to BAMS courses after NEET can quickly go through its major highlights here:

    Important Chapter for NEET 2023 Botany - Class 11th

    NEET Botany Chapters & Topics

    NEET Botany Topic-wise Questions

    NEET Botany Marks Distribution

    NEET Botany Weightage (%age)

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    Course Name

    Bachelors of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)

    Course Type

    Bachelor’s Degree



    Course Duration

    5.5 years (including one year of mandatory internship)

    Average Fee Structure

    INR 25,000 to INR 3,20,000

    Selection Process


    Entrance Exam

    National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)

    How We Made the List?

    Making a list of BAMS colleges accepting NEET 2023 scores requires extensive research, verification, and compilation of data. By following the steps given above, we created a comprehensive list of BAMS colleges that can help students make informed decisions about their college choices. Here is how we made the list:

    Step 1: Gathering Information

    To make a comprehensive list of BAMS colleges, we had to gather information about all the colleges offering BAMS courses in India. We collected this information from various sources, including the official websites of the colleges, the Ministry of AYUSH, and the Medical Council of India (MCI).

    Step 2: Verifying Information

    Once we had compiled the list of BAMS colleges, we had to verify the information we had collected. We cross-checked the information with other sources and contacted the respective authorities to ensure the accuracy of the data.

    Step 3: Compiling the List

    After verifying the data, we compiled a list of all the BAMS colleges that accept NEET 2023 scores for admission. We also included relevant information such as the college name, location, courses offered, fee structure, and admission process.

    Step 4: Ranking the Colleges

    To help students make informed decisions about their college choices, we ranked the BAMS colleges based on various parameters such as infrastructure, faculty, placements, and academic performance. This would help students identify the best colleges based on their preferences and requirements.

    Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) – Admission Process<

    List of BHMS Colleges Accepting NEET 2023 Score - Check Fee Details Here
    March 30, 2023 0:51 PM

    List of BHMS Colleges Accepting NEET 2023 Score - Check Fee Details Here

    Referring to the list of BHMS colleges accepting NEET 2023 scores gives candidates an idea of which can be their dream institute to study at. Candidates who meet the NEET Cutoff and receive a good rank can secure admission to an institute offering BHMS course. Around 52,720 AYUSH seats are up for grabs through NEET 2023 exams.

    This article particularly features the list of BHMS colleges accepting NEET scores to provide admission to various Homeopathy courses. Students can also find out about the fee structure for the popular BHMS colleges here. Wondering which of these colleges would be suited for you? Read on!

    Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS) Overview

    Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS) is an undergraduate degree program that trains students to become homeopathic practitioners. It is a five-and-a-half-year course that includes four and a half years of academic training followed by a one-year internship. BHMS is one of the most popular courses in the field of alternative medicine, with many students opting for this program due to its holistic and natural approach to healing.

    The BHMS program covers various subjects such as Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Microbiology, Forensic Medicine, Surgery, Gynecology, and Obstetrics. The program also includes specialized subjects related to homeopathies such as Materia Medica, Organon of Medicine, Repertory, and Homeopathic Pharmacy.

    The BHMS curriculum is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the principles of homeopathy, its various treatment modalities, and its application in treating a wide range of illnesses. Students also receive hands-on training in diagnosing and treating patients through clinical practice.

    BHMS is a popular undergraduate degree program that provides students with a comprehensive understanding of homeopathy and its application in treating various illnesses. The program is recognized by the Central Council of Homeopathy and offers various career opportunities to graduates.

    Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS) – Course Highlights 

    Candidates seeking admission to BHMS courses after NEET can quickly go through its major highlights here:



    Course Name

    Bachelors of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS)

    Course Type

    Bachelor’s Degree



    Course Duration

    5.5 years (including one year of mandatory internship)

    Average Fee Structure

    INR 20,000 to INR 3,00,000 

    Selection Process


    Entrance Exam

    National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)

    Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS) – Admission Process

    Admission to BHMS courses is done on the basis of merit and scores obtained in entrance exams. Candidates appearing for the same through NEET have to secure the minimum NEET 2023 cutoff marks to qualify for the counselling round.

    In both situations, students are shortlisted for document verification and final admission is done upon submission of the college fees.

    Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS) – Expected NEET Cutoff 2023

    To apply for BHMS courses in their desired colleges after NEET, it is imperative for all candidates to score the minimum qualifying marks. Here's the expected NEET cutoff 2023 :

    NEET 2023 Reservation Policy
    March 30, 2023 0:48 PM

    NEET 2023 Reservation Policy


    The NEET 2023 reservation criteria for state medical and dental colleges under the All India scheme, along with central universities, are outlined in the information brochure released by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The criteria are governed by the reservation guidelines of the Government of India (GOI) and include reserved seats for Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Persons with Disability (PwD), as well as Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) and Other Backward Classes (OBC).

    Aspiring medical students who wish to take advantage of these reserved seats must indicate their NEET-UG reservation criteria when registering for the NEET 2023 admissions. State Quota candidates are reserved 85% of seats in each state, and their NEET 2023 reservation criteria are determined by state authorities. NEET is the only national-level medical entrance exam for undergraduate students, with admissions to medical-dental colleges across India based on the NEET result 2023.

    In total, 100,388 MBBS and 27,868 BDS seats, 52,720 AYSH seats, and 603 BVSc & AH seats will be offered. To learn more about NEET reservation criteria, candidates can refer to this article. 


    Expected NEET Cutoff 2023 for BHMS

    NEET Qualifying Percentile 2023 for BHMS

    NEET 2023 Marks vs Rank - Check Details Here

    MBBS Admission through NEET UG 1 to 500 Ranks- List of Colleges

    NEET 2023 Reservation Policy: All India Quota

    Lakhs of medical aspirants apply for NEET every year. In order to simplify the MBBS admission process and to allow more candidates to pursue this course from top medical colleges of India, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has introduced the NEET Reservation Policy, defining the number of seats reserved in each college for candidates belonging from different categories. 

    The NEET 2023 reservation policy highlights the reserved percentage of seats allotted to AIQ, State Quota, OBC and EWS categories. According to the NTA, out of the total number of seats in all MBBS/BDS colleges in each state, 15% seats will be reserved for All India Quota (AIQ) seats. 

    Reservation Quota

    Percentage of Seats Allotted 

    All India Quota 


    NEET 2023 Reservation Policy: State Quota

    Under the State Quota, students will be offered 85% of the medical seats in the medical colleges of the respective state. Here, the students, who are a domicile of the State or Union Territory, will be able to try and take admission under the state quota.

    Earlier in 2019, NTA released a notification clearing the doubts of the applicants, on whether they can apply for both quotas. As per the notification, all candidates are eligible for the All India Quota, irrespective of the state or Union Territory they have chosen. Therefore, all candidates will be able to take admission under the All India Quota and State Quota as well. Students who are not able to secure a seat under the All India Quota will be eligible for one of the medical seats under the State Quota.

    Reservation Quota 

    Percentage of Seats Allotted 

    State Quota 



    The guidelines for NEET 2023 reservation policy for state quota seats are set by the state counselling authorities on the basis of the prevailing reservation policies. It is crucial to note that all the states have their own reservation policies and therefore, they vary. 
    Moreover, the admission process of both government and dental colleges of each state is governed by the concerned state counselling authorities. Thus, some of the mentioned policies may or may not be at par with the NEET 2023 reservation policy.


    Course Options for Low Rank in NEET 2023
    March 30, 2023 0:52 PM

    Course Options for Low Rank in NEET 2023

    Course options for low rank in NEET 2023 give students an alternative option to explore in case they score lower marks. Because of poor marks, many aspirants take a drop of 1 year, but not every student prefers to follow the same route. So, instead of waiting for a year, aspirants can explore course options for low rank in NEET 2023 in this article.

    Every year, over 15 lakh aspirants appear for courses falling under NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test). The competition level for the India’s biggest medical exam is extremely high. Thus, leaving students confused and wondering as to what are some alternative course options they can explore in case they fail to crack NEET 2023 or do not qualify for courses under NEET due to poor marks and a low rank in the test. 

    In this article, we will explore some of the course options for low rank in NEET 2023 that you can consider to kickstart your career in the healthcare industry. Read on, compare the details of different courses, and choose what’s best for you.

    Medical Courses for Low Rank in NEET 2023

    While the demand for the general courses under NEET is much higher, not everyone may end up with the desired rank and get through with flying colours due to the immense competition. So are there any alternatives that students can pursue despite getting a low rank in NEET 2023? Certainly, yes. There are plenty of course options available for aspirants having a low rank in NEET exam. Based on the area of interest, candidates can go for paramedical and nursing courses as an alternative to MBBS/BDS courses that require NEET scores. Following the completion of these courses, professions that can be pursued without NEET include medical lab technologists, phlebotomists, physician assistants, and nutritionists among others. Candidates can go through the various options available for them after scoring low in NEET.

    Physiotherapy Courses 

    Physiotherapy is a science that deals with preventing, curing and rehabilitating a physically challenged and disabled person. A registered physiotherapist uses the prefix Dr before his/her name. This independent health profession is mainly directed toward preventing or alleviating movement dysfunction in people. Here are the Physiotherapy courses in India that you can pursue instead of MBBS.

    Course Features

    Bachelor of Physiotherapy (B P T)

    B Sc Physiotherapy

    Diploma in Physiotherapy (D P T)


    4 ½ years (including internship)

    4 ½ years (including internship)

    3 years

    Course Fee

    IINR 2 Lacs - INR 7 Lacs

    INR 1 Lacs - INR 5 Lacs

    INR 10,000 - INR 5 Lacs





    Skills Required

    Empathy, confidence, fluency in English, good presentation skills, convincing, understanding problems of patients, Good communication and persuasive, etc

    Career Options

    Physiotherapist, Lecturer, Researcher, Home Care Physiotherapist, Medical Coding Analyst, Sports Physio Rehabilitator, Osteopath, Customer Care Assistant, Therapy Manager

    Salary Package

    INR 2 LPA – INR 20 LPA

    Know more: Bachelor of Physiotherapy Course

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    Diksha Sharma, Student / Alumni

    Dear Student,

    Yes, ITER BBSR is a tier-II College that is known as one of the finest engineering colleges in India. ITER BBSR is a NAAC accredited Deemed to be University situated in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. 

    You can also fill the Common Application Form on our website for admission-related assistance. You can also reach us through our IVRS Number - 1800-572-9877.


    Sakunth Kumar, CollegeDekho Expert

    Dear Student,

    Shiksha 'O' Anusandhan University is one of the top universities in India. The university offers the best placement assistance. Top recruiters across the country visit SOA campus to hire students. The quality of education is good at SOA as the faculty are experienced and skilled. In order to get admission in SOA, you will have to appear for the SAAT entrance exam. Separate merit list for all qualifying candidates shall be prepared on the basis of SAAT.

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